by Lisa Kirchner

Brassy, tacky, flashy, and sassy, Dolly Parton is so notorious for her eye-popping assets, acting career, and amusement-park entrepreneurship that we sometimes forget the reason she’s a star in the first place: her voice—a clear and shining instrument that can bring you to tears or drag you out of a funk with just a few bars.

This new four-CD box set is a collection of the saucy icon’s best work, as well as some little-known gems. The set spans her first recording, 1959’s adorbs “Puppy Love,” to later tunes like 1993’s “Romeo,” her collaboration with Tanya Tucker and Mary Chapin Carpenter. What’s most amazing—aside from the fact that she’s been recording for 50 years—is the breadth of these tracks. Though she’s a die-hard country girl at heart, Dolly puts her irresistible chipmunky yodel to work on songs that won’t just appeal to the bolo-tie-wearing crowd. Out of this collection’s 99 tracks, 7 are previously unreleased, making it a must-have for your next road trip to Dollywood.

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